I currently also attend college for Graphic Design. For my illustration and typography classes I’m working on a project where i’ve picked 4 of my favorite typefaces, then illustrated a really simple design for each. Each typeface and illustration is laid out on a 8.5×8.5 in piece of Syberian Elm that’s been planed down to under 1/4 inch thick.
I did each design in photoshop, then I’m printing the design out and transferring it onto the piece of wood using carbon paper. Once i have the carbon outline on the wood i’m using a brush pen of pure india ink to outline and fill in the design.
All said and done I’m going to finish each piece with just a rub down of tung oil.
They’re going to be hung up on the wall in my office as a series. Should look cool when it’s done and as far as the woodworking goes, it’s really simple.
Here’s a look at the first one after getting the ink done but not finished yet:
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